Do not let anyone say that watching television rots the mind or causes people to have unrealistic expectations about life, because when the zombie apocalypse plagues this earth all of those hours of binge watching “The Walking Dead” will come in handy. If the zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow, I would be more than ready to take on a world of flesh eating monsters. My journey of survival would depend on three vital items: my Toyota Avalon, a katana, and wood- a lot of wood. These objects are the necessities for success in the Armageddon, quick scavenging missions, easy zombie defeats, and most importantly, protection. This is the recipe for endurance when the world ends.
The ideal plan for survival during an apocalypse would usually be to stay put and wait out the virus, but if we are being realistic here we need to consider the possibility of other destinations. However, immediately evacuating creates a chaotic scenario of danger and stupidity; everyone else is going to be evacuating, so stay put for as long as you can until your food rations hit close to the “90 days left” point. The stay put probability largely depends on your ability to ration and protect your home. The amount of people in your home is also an important factor, my house has five people and two dogs, and the smartest thing to do is to get rid of the dogs. I know for a fact that that is not going to happen, at least not immediately. With that being said, creating a plan to ration is one of the first priorities. Assigning two responsible people to go through the food and organize it according to expiration date is the wisest plan. That way, the rest of the family can begin protecting the house.
Without the appropriate amount of protection you are a sitting duck, so tear down the swing set in the back yard, pull the car into the garage, and board up every single entry/exit. It is a common assumption that zombies are attracted to sound, it is imperative to keep this in mind while you are hammering boards to windows and opening/closing the garage door. All of these loud noises echo for miles and lead the reanimated monsters right to your unprepared front door. The most discreet way of covering your windows would be to do it from the inside, board the windows from inside of your house so the noise is not able to travel as far. When it comes to the outside, work quickly and effectively. Recruit someone to stand watch while all of this is going on, the last thing you need is to have a surprise attack on your hands. Hand a pair of binoculars to a reliable and observant member of the group and be ready to defend your home.